Average Rainfall for Tennessee in May





The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall during May at cities and towns in Tennessee.

Each place has a total for the amount of precipitation it usually receives this month. Most sites also have information on the number of days with wet weather. That includes the days when precipitation amounts to 0.01 inches (0.25 millimetres) or more.

The rainfall totals are averages based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010 for the NOAA National Climatic Data Center.

You can jump to a separate table for each region of the state: Eastern, Middle and Western Tennessee.

Eastern Tennessee

Average monthly precipitation in May
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
12 Bristol 3.8 97
11 Chattanooga 4.1 104
12 Crossville 5.4 136
12 Dayton 5.2 132
14 Gatlinburg 5.9 149
12 Greeneville 4.1 103
13 Kingsport 4.1 104
11 Knoxville 4.5 115
Lookout Mountain 4.4 112
12 Mountain City 5.3 133
Mousetail Landing Park 6.0 152
12 Oak Ridge 4.8 123
12 Oneida 5.4 136

Middle Tennessee

May averages for total rainfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
10 Cheatham Lake Dam 5.9 150
13 Clarksville 5.7 145
11 Columbia 5.9 149
12 Cookeville 5.5 140
10 Dover 5.6 143
12 Monteagle 5.2 132
12 Murfreesboro 5.5 139
12 Nashville 5.5 140
11 Shelbyville 5.5 139

Western Tennessee

Average amount of rain in May
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
10 Dyersburg 5.0 126
10 Jackson 5.6 141
11 Martin 5.5 139
10 Memphis 5.3 133
11 Savannah 6.7 170
Reference

National Climatic Data Center. NOAA's 1981-2010 Climate Normals.

Tennessee Precipitation
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